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Western Australia - Organisation
Old Fairbridgians Association, Western Australia (1930s - )
- Community Service Organisation
The Old Fairbridgians Association (OFA) was established in the 1930s to provide aftercare assistance for young people leaving Fairbridge Farm at Pinjarra. Recently, the website of the OFA was re-badged as 'fairbridgekids'. The website has been developed for people who spent some of their childhood or youth at Fairbridge Farm. People are encouraged to 'walk down memory lane' and share their own memories and photos.
The OFA continues to hold events for members and others, and issues a regular newsletter. The fairbridgekids website welcomes enquiries about Fairbridge people, the Fairbridge Village and history.
- Halls, Joan, Miracle of Fairbridge, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia, 1999. The website of the Old Fairbridgians also gives information about the history of Fairbridge Farm School Pinjarra. Details
- Catanzaro, Joseph, 'Child migrant scandal', The West Australian, May 26-27 2012, p. 1. The website of the Old Fairbridgians gives information about the history of Fairbridge Farm School Pinjarra. Details
- Catanzaro, Joseph, 'Farmed out to fear', The West Australian, 26-27 May 2012, pp. 63-65. The website of the Old Fairbridgians gives information about the history of Fairbridge Farm School Pinjarra. Details
- fairbridgekids: A History of Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, Old Fairbridgians Association, http://fairbridgekids.info/. Details
- 'Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Health Committee on 4 June 1998', in Health - Third Report, House of Commons Health Committee, Parliament of the United Kingdom, 4 June 1998, https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmselect/cmhealth/755/8060401.htm. Details
- Health Committee, House of Commons, 'The President of the Old Fairbridgians Association made a submission to the Select Committee on Health Third Report.', Health - Third Report, Parliament of the United Kingdom, 23 July 1998, https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmselect/cmhealth/755/75502.htm. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: fairbridgekids: A History of Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, Old Fairbridgians Association, http://fairbridgekids.info/.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 27 May 2012, Last modified: 14 January 2019